Ireland need a win. After three games they are fifth in the 6 Nations table, having earned just a single point.. Despite their recent poor form, Ireland are favourites for this game, having lost to Italy only once since 2000. With a home crowd to inspire them, they should claim their first victory of the tournament, and hopefully run in a few tries as a bonus.
There are three changes from the team who played against England. Jared Payne reclaims the 13 jersey, Henshaw moves back to 12 and Simon Zebo replaces the injured Rob Kearney at fullback.
Conor O'Shea, Shane Horgan and Brent Pope join Daire O'Brien for analysis, with commentary from Hugh Cahill and Ralph Keyes.
Starting Line up:
15. Simon Zebo 14. Andrew Trimble 13. Jared Payne 12. Robbie Henshaw 11. Keith Earls 10. Johnny Sexton 9. Conor Murray 8. Jamie Heaslip 7. Josh Van Der Flier 6. CJ Stander 5. Devin Toner 4. Donnacha Ryan 3. Mike Ross 2. Rory Best 1. Jack McGrath
16. Sean Cronin 17. Finlay Bealham 18. Nathan White 19. Ultan Dillane 20. Rhys Ruddock 21. Kieron Marmion 22. Ian Madigan 23. Fergus McFadden
Kick off: 1.30pm